JKLF leader Yasin Malik Monday visited Sopore and marched with people inside streets.
After addressing a gathering at Main Chowk Sopore, Malik led the gathering to Chankhan via Jamia Masjid, Khankah, Sofi Hamam and Batapora before concluding the march at Main Chowk.
While speaking earlier, Malik said: “This (Sopore Killings) is all related to Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s plan of ending ‘terrorism with terrorism’.”
“Sopore is a fort of resistance. Its fall will be detrimental to freedom movement but we won’t let it fall,” he said.
Protesters, comprising of youth, old men and few women shouted anti-India, pro-pakistan, pro-freedom and pro-Geelani slogans.
Yasin Malik had earlier visited Mundji village where this morning unknown gunmen shot dead a local civilian, Aijaz Ahmad Reshi.
Two unidentified gunmen killed Reshi, a former militant with Harkat ul Mujahideen and nephew of Jama’at-e-Islami member at around 8:20 Monday morning.
However people chased the gunmen who according to eyewitness were in their twenties but after few aerial shots, people ran away while the assailants managed to escape the spot.
Meanwhile a resident of Mundji said that a pet dog chased one of the assailants and grabbed him by neck, pulled him down and injured upon, but another gunman shot the dog dead.